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president obama's birth certificate was over, you haven't been paying attention. new state legislation, tonight a montana lawmaker says fe has no idea if president obama was born in america. >>> trying to keep iran's oppressive rulers honest as they try to crush their uprising at home. we begin with the brutal crackdown in iran and the courage of a protester speaking out. a voice the government of iran wants to silence. a voice belonging to a young woman who is risking her life tonight to get her message out to you. we're calling her sarah. her fellow pro-tess sors have been arrested. at least one is dead, shot by iranian government agents, shot by a government that is as brutal as hypocritical. if you what about to see what the iranian government is like, what its parliament is like, take a look at this. they're chanting death to two main opposition leaders in iran. that is the iranian parliament chanting for the death of two iranians, baying for blood. can you imagine american lawmakers doing that, being led in their chants by a religious figure? it's hard to imagine this. in iran, h
's the view inside the obama administration, could iran turn into the next egypt. they're being aggressive in their public statements about iran. >> they are, but they are realistic about the fact that iran is a different ball game, you just talked about it, it is extremely repressive. the level of repression is much higher actually, than it was in egypt, and almost anywhere they're executing, torturing, rounding up people, so realistically, to think that something could happen that easily, there's no illusion i think here. that said, there is that tide of people's movements that is definitely sweeping. you just showed the map, sweeping that region. by saying that perhaps the same thing, the people of iran should take the same rights that everyone else is entitled to could be a powerful message. also, don't forget after the 2009 election in iran, the united states did not speak out very forcefully, very quickly, and now it is. so they are changing. they're being much more aggressive. >> fareed, the hypocrisy of the iranian regime is pretty extraordinary for them to be praising the egyptian
or is that not fair? >> i'm not a big fan of the obama administration, but i was marginally involved in discussions during the presidency of george w. bush about egypt, because they wanted to push egypt toward reform and nudge hosni mubarak toward reform. they were very concerned about the ways of hosni mubarak. and in the end, they pulled back from it. so i think there's plenty of blame to go around. this is a man who has been in power from reagan to obama. he's known five presidents, and he's picked the pocket and stiffed five presidents in a row. this kind of guessing who lost egypt and who should have known, i am really not interested in it. i wrote a lot about egypt trying to underline the troubles of the mubarak regime. it's really not about this debate in washington. it's really about this revolution in egypt and whether we go and embrace it and proclaim it and accept it as a legitimate revolution that a free people are entitled to. >> david, given the history with egypt, the american support of the mubarak regime for 30 years, how in your opinion have they been playing this, mixed messages
believing they were going to witness a dictator resign. the army hinted it would happen. president obama talked as if it already had happened. then came the speech. mubarak handing over power to his vice president and long-time henchman, but not stepping down, instead digging in, claiming credit for resisting foreign pressure, claiming his regime was trying to help the economy, even though he shut down the banks. he continues to lie to his own people. in liberation square, those people erupted in anger that their president seemed to dismiss them as children. tin sults continued a short time later when vice president suleiman told protestors to go home, blaming not the corruption and brutality of his regime for the protests but satellite news stations, agitators and others. there was rage but there was not violence. no, not yet. it is 5:00 a.m. friday, a day off in the arab word. in the next few hours, we could see the biggest protest yet. late tonight, the white house weighed in, issuing a statement from president obama, a direct rebuttal to the lies being spread by mubarak and suleiman.
house, president obama spoke out against the violence today and spoke up for the libyan people. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous. and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of libya. these actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. the change that is taking place across the region is being driven by the people of the region. this change doesn't represent the work of the united states or any foreign power. it represents the aspirations of people who are seeking a better life. as one libyan said, we just want to be able to live like human beings. we just want to be able to live like human beings. it is the most basic of aspirations. that is driving this change, and throughout this time of transition, the united states will continue to stand up for freedom, stand up for justice, and stand up for the dignity of all people. >> president obama today. but keeping them honest, the u.s. and europe has a lot to answer for in its willingness to turn a blind
obama poured praise on the egyptian people. >> this is the power of human dignity and it could never be denied. egyptians have inspired us and they've done so by putting the lie to the idea that justice is best gained by violence. in egypt, it was the moral force of nonviolence, not terrorism, not mindless killing, but nonviolence, moral force that bent the arc of history toward justice once more. >> the arc of history bent towards history once more. vice president biden calling on iran's government to follow egypt's example. 32 years ago, the shah of iran's regime buckled. theocracy followed though, not freedom. waeh ghonim says he puts his faith in 80 million egyptians. fear has been defeated, they're crying, and there is no turning back. joining us once again, ben wedeman, ivan watson and professor dr. fouad ajami. fouad, your thoughts? >> what can i tell you? i come from a generation whose heart was broken by egypt. we witnessed the defeat of egypt, those of us arab born who came to politics in the '50s and the '60s. we witnessed the defeat of egypt in the six-day war in 1967. an
. but he says for now he is not stepping down. that message was followed by a speech by president obama. we'll show you parts of that and show you reaction in the square to the speech and an exclusive interview with mohammed elbaradei and we'll show you his reaction to president mubarak's speech. he did not mince words. first, the immediate reaction to mubarak down in cairo's liberation square. >> may god protect this people and peace be upon you and blessings. >> people outraged. some took off their shoes and waved the soles of the picture on the big screen tv. after the speech, president obama spoke for about half hour with president mubarak. shortly after that, he praised the military's restraint, the protestor's aspirations and conduct and urged president mubarak not to try to hang onto power until september. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of egyptian voices and opposition parties. it should lea
president obama's comments after a conversation with hosni mubarak. we want to show you some new video we just got in of an apparent attack in alexandria, a fight between pro mubarak supporters and anti-mubarak demonstrators who had been in the square. the anti-mubarak demonstrators who are part of this million man march they called it throughout alexandria and in cairo, they said they were actually attacked by pro mubarak demonstrators and then called in the military. here's the video we just got. the immediate reaction to mubarak down in the square. >> translator: may god protect the homeland and peace be upon you and blessings. >> people outraged. some took off their shoes and waved the soles of the picture on the big screen tv. after the speech, president obama spoke for about half hour with president mubarak. shortly after that, he praised the military's restraint, the protestor's aspirations and conduct and urged president mubarak not to try to hang on to power until september. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition
it happened. and tell you what we have learned about it. >>> has the obama administration had a consistent message on egypt? do they have one now? we'll take a look at that. but first, let's check in with isha sesay who's following some other stories. >> thank you, anderson, good to have you back. >>> julian assange was back in a london courtroom today, this time for an extradition hearing. when we come back, i'll explain why his lawyers are arguing assange is at risk of execution if he's extradited to sweden. ♪ i have clients say it's really hard to save for the future and they've come to a point where it's overwhelming. oh gee, i'm scared to tell you i've got this amount of credit card debt or i've got a 15-year-old and we never got around to saving for their college. that's when i go to work. we talk, we start planning. we can fix this. when clients walk out of my office they feel confident about their retirement. [ male announcer ] visit ameriprise.com and put a confident retirement more within reach. [ male announcer ] breathe, socket. just breathe. we know it's intimidating. instan
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was also taken by surprise by mr. mubarak's speech. this was what barack obama had to say before it was delivered. >> we are following today's events in egypt very closely. and we'll have more to say as this plays out. but what is absolutely clear is that we are witnessing history unfold. it's a moment of transformation that's taking place because the people of egypt are calling for change. >> and then he watched the speech on board air force one while playing back to washington from michigan and later issued a sternly worded statement which in part called for clarification. we therefore urge the egyptian government to move swiftly to explain the changes that have been made and to spell out in clear and unambiguous language the step-by-step process that will lead to democrat a and the representative government that the egyptian people seek. going forward it will be essential that the universal rights of the egyptian people be respected. for more on where all of this is going, a research fellow with the new american foundation joins us via skype in cairo and barack, given that mub
killed and more than 900 wounded according to the egyptian health ministry. president obama spoke. >> in order for egypt to have a bright future, which i believe it can have, the only thing that will work is moving a orderly transition process that begins right now. >> though today's gathering was called the day of departure, president mubarak did not step down by the end of the day. he is still in his office, still holed up in his palace. the protestors still remain in the square. and we're joined now by ivan watson, who is at the square, and also ben wedeman and cnn's hala gorani. ivan, you were watching all of this extraordinary bravery and courage really. to remember what we have witnessed and what egyptians here have witnessed for 48 hours, the brutality, the attacks and yet to come out in such numbers and stand shoulder to shoulder, one with another, and brave the thugs and brave beatings was an extraordinary thing, ivan. >> really incredible. especially considering that this time last night when we were all talking, we really had the feeling that something terrible was goin
obama spoke for about half hour with president mubarak. shortly after that, he praised the military's restraint, the protestor's aspirations and conduct and urged president mubarak not to try to hang on to power until september. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. further more, the process must include a broad spectrum of egyptian voices and opposition parties. it should lead to elections that are free and fair. and it should result in a government that's not only grounded in democratic principles, but is also responsive to the aspirations of the egyptian people. >> all of this coming at the end of a day that began here in cairo and alexandria with a massive peaceful protest out on the street. does it make you proud today to see this and be an egyptian? >> of course, of course. you know, i have a lot of my colleagues, they left cairo, two, three days ago. but i decide to stay, to be a witness for this new rise or sunrise in the egyptian life. this is
this. call obama, call the whole world to stop this. because he's not going to stop. he's going to kill all libya. >> try to stay safe, we'll continue to talk to you in the days and hours ahead. >> thank you very much. >> we're going to hear from another woman in a moment. we just got word from richard roth, he's going to meet at 9:00 a.m. on consultations on libya. it will be the first time the council will meet on the middle east turmoil. can gadhafi hold on? >> well, you know, to sidestep this, i admire this -- you've made several interviews -- >> these people risking their lives to call is extraordinary. >> they wouldn't the world to bear witness to the madness they have been living with all alone for four decades. they've had this part clown, part mass murderer in charm of their country. this is, i really think the moment for president obama. all he has to do is declare that gadhafi must leave the country. this will make enormous difference in libya. it will make enormous difference. >> that will have a big impact. >> for the fence sitters. in most revolutions there are those we kn
is not a ruthless dictator, i'll be surprised. >> your message to president obama is what? >> my message to president obama -- i have lots of respect for him, i worked with him in my last year at the iaea, and i have admiration for him. but i tell him, you need to review your policy, you need to let go of mubarak, you shouldn't be behind the administration. >> are you concerned that the protesters won't be able to maintain their energy, that they won't continue to come out every day? >> i don't think so. i think they're determined. i have been talking to some of the leaders today. i mean, i think they are not going to let go until they see the back of mubarak frankly. the earlier they do that the better for the country. i -- my fear, anderson, we would have more violence. >> do you fear a crackdown by mubarak? >> i don't see. i think if they do that, it would be a bloody country. people now, as you have seen, they have been empowered, beaten. they are not going to stop short of change of regime, change of mubarak. >> if there is a transitional government, would you run for president? >>
you to the spot where it happened. and tell you what we have learned about it. >>> has the obama administration had a consistent message on egypt? do they have one now? we'll take a look at that. but first, let's check in with isha sesay who's following some other stories. >> thank you, anderson, good to have you back. >>> julian assange was back in a london courtroom today, this time for an extradition hearing. when we come back, i'll explain why his lawyers are arguing assange is at risk of execution if he's extradited to sweden. >>> welcome back to our continuing coverage of what is happening in egypt right now. a lot of people have died who did not have to die. this may be the most dangerous phase for anti-mubarak protesters. it's very possible more people will die in the hours, days and weeks ahead. a lot of people have disappeared, been taken into custody, and we don't know about their whereabouts or what's happening to them. i want to show you some video of one person -- we know what happened to this person, because this person was shot to death by egyptian authorities and
is not a proportionate response. arwa, appreciate it. stay safe. president obama spoke with the ding of bahrain, reiterating his condemnation of violence. the white house did not reveal how the king reacted but events suggest the bahrainians don't seem to be listening to outside advice. listen to what bahrain's special enjoy to the u.s. said and he's going to use the fact that some stores were losing money to justify opening fire on unarmed human beings. >> the force that was used was proportional, according to the law. they were legal. they were necessary, because they were stopping the shops, the economy, it was hurting our national economy. we had to take action, and action was taken by the law. >> action was taken and you just saw what they did. on the other side in libya, people are confronting the gadhafi dictatorship head-on. they're ripping down a statue of gadhafi's green book, the green book for democracy it reads. seems like this happening all across libya. marchers burning headquarters, destroying images of gadhafi. but mostly walking in funeral processions, marching to bury their d
that divides eastern from western libya. >> jill, tonight president obama signed an executive order on sanctions which targets the gadhafi government and protecting if assets that belong to the people of libya. that's a quote. how is that supposed to work? >> we just got a briefing a few moments ago from treasury officials. any of the assets that are held first by the regime and the regime includes, and they specifically were named here, moammar gadhafi and four of his children, any assets that are held in u.s. financial institutions or u.s. controlled financial institutions anywhere in the world are frozen. so, again, it has to do with the regime. and then also the government. assets by the central bank and that sovereign wealth fund, where all the oil money goes, that is all frozen. it's held in those institutions and then it will be eventually returned, they say, to the libyan people. we asked how much money is there? and they didn't say specifically, but they said it is substantial sums by any account. >> fouad, the sanctions make any difference whatsoever to what happened in tr
? >>> chicago has elected its first new major since 1989. first obama chief of staff rahm emanuel has won the race with more than 50% of the vote. he beat five challengers handily. "360" follow, shauna ford, an anti-illegal immigration vigil anti-was sentenced to death in arizona. she was convicted in the 2009 murders of a 9-year-old and her father during a botched home invasion. prosecutors allege ford planned to use funds from the robbery to bankroll her border watch group. >>> libya's political crisis rocked the stock markets with oil prices plunging. -- surging. the dow plunged more than 200 points in the last hour of trading. >>> the wisconsin's democratic party is accusing scott walker and republicans of blocking access to a left leaning website in the state capital. the spokesman called the accusation a lie and said the pro-union website was blocked only temporarily as all new websites are where the software is approved. union supporters have used the website to rally protesters against a controversial bill. >>> the latest on new zealand's earthquake. i'll talk to him in just a mom
need the media to stop this. to do anything to make people to stop this. call obama, call the whole world to make him stop this. because he's not going to stop. he's going to kill all libya. >> try to stay safe, we'll continue to talk to you in the days and hours ahead. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> let us know what you think, the live chat is up and running on ac360.com. >>> there have been headlines of the ambassador to libya on the bbc. is he really breaking with gadhafi? his answer may surprise you. >>> another surprising impression of moammar gadhafi who interviewed him some 20 years ago. >> he felt at one point that he was going to be the leader of the whole arab world. he wanted to be one country and to africa as well. he felt that he was the born leader. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 80% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year li
talk about what president obama is doing. we know prime minister cameron is delivering a similar message from the uk to the egyptian government and the prime minister and president obama and others have asked the jordanians and the saudis and others to tell president mubarak his time is up and what he's doing is not only dismantling his legacy and the stability of egypt but could have a potential dangerous ramification in the region. we have no indication that the saudis, that the jordanians, that other influential voices, we don't know what they're saying. it's much harder to find out, but the united states government is saying you need to go, mr. president, and you need to go soon. >> hala, today, friday, it's already early friday morning here, it's about 5:30. there was supposed to be this massive anti-mubarak demonstration that's been planned for days. they were talking about marching on the presidential palace. that seems hard to imagine at this point. >> there was talk of that a few days ago. it didn't happen. i want to pick up on a point that dr. ajami made and that is the
it a return to full-blown authoritarianism. the obama administration continued "has failed to speak out about what's become a serious human rights crisis." as for missing signals, the administration ordered advisers last august to produce a secret report on potential reports throughout the region. according to "the new york times" that identified flash points, especially egypt. i want to talk about bahrain and also libya. joining me now james woolsey, and professor dr. fouad ajami. professor, let's start with bahrain. what do you make of the crackdown there now? >> look, the praise of king muhammad is a fraud. this has always been a tyranny. this has always been a sunni ruling regime, ruling shia population. 75% of the population of bahrain are shia. they are cut out of power. they have no say in the country. bahrain is in the shadow of saudi arabia. they receive support from saudi arabia. it's a flashpoint, if you will, between iran on the one side and saudi arabia on the other. it's a rotten regime. it's a corrupt regime. it's a tyrannical regime. and we now see it for what it is. >> and ye
moment. this is a great standoff between liberty and autocracy. the problem for the obama white house is they have not articulated a position in defense of liberty, without any equivocation. i think our president should make it perfectly clear that he stands for the liberty of the egyptian people. this is one of the great defining moments. i can tell you i have been covering and studying arab politics for the bulk of my life. this is the most remarkable life in recent arab history. there's no violence, these are not suicide martyrs. they are not ideal logs. they're not shouting death to america, they're not shouting death to israel. they just want liberty and a better life. look at the response of the egyptian regime. today, they announced dshl they decided to give the people of egypt 6 million people 15% raise. they thought let's buy off the crowd and it didn't work, it didn't work. and i think this is it. you have these moments when an old war dies and a new one is not yet born and this is a very dangerous and perilous moment. but this is a very exhilarating moment for the egyptians
president obama telephoned her. it is hard to imagine anyone reacting to what happened to logan with anything but concern and caring. but this man, nir rosen, had a very different reaction. he repeatedly made jokes on twitter about logan's attack. but nir rosen is not a no one. but he's a journalist who has reported extensively from iraq and a teacher at new york university. he's now stepped down from his fellowship. rosen has now apologized for his numerous offensive tweets but he continues to claim he did not know at the time that logan was sexually assaulted. numerous facts, however, seem to contradict that. so we asked him on tonight to explain those contradictions. you can judge in a moment for yourself whether he is being honest. here's what he said on twitter yesterday. his first tweet about logan's attack was this, "lara logan had to outdo anderson, where was her buddy, mcchrystal?" he's referring to the much less severe attack i and my crew experienced in egypt. in this tweet, he also provides a link to the cbs news statement announcing the attack on logan. by saying sh
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